Free Welcome 2016 Interviews for Kids

  As 2015 comes to a close and we begin to look ahead to 2016, I like to take a few moments and sit down with my children  to discuss the previous year and plan for the future. It’s so fun to review their highlights from the year and to find out what they are […]

Christmas Star Craft Tutorial

This post is part of my ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. To see all posts in the series, click here.     An Meaningful Christmas Project Homeschooling can be fun during the Holiday Season! While this is a really busy season, with travel, gatherings and shopping , it can be meaningful. We just […]

Hands-On Christmas Devotional for Kids

  This post is part of my ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. To see all posts in the series, click here. When we were new to homeschooling, I had envisioned us continuing on with our normal lessons through the months of November and December and only taking off a few days to celebrate […]

How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Home

This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing […]

Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make for Grandparents

This post is part of the 25 Frugal Days of Christmas. You can view all posts in the series by clicking here. Christmas is a time for family, but it needn’t be a time for debt. You can easily have a meaningful Christmas and even exchange gifts without having to break the bank. One of […]

DIY Gift Ideas for Children

  This post is part of the 25 Frugal Days of Christmas. For a listing of all posts in the series, please click here. With five children ages 11 and under, it’s easy to just add more clutter to our small house every holiday season. This year I’m determined to purchase things I know for […]

7 Ways to Build Self-Esteem…God’s Way!

“You can do anything you set your mind to.” “You have everything you need within yourself.” “Believe in yourself.” “Follow your heart.” I’m sure you recognize these statements that are so prevalent in our society today. They’re always spoken with the best of intentions, aiming to build up the self-esteem of the hearer. Unfortunately, I’m […]

12 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Homeschool

It’s that time of year! Fresh reams of paper, spiral-bound notebooks, and packages of pencils with full, perfect erasers have replaced the bottles of sunscreen, pool toys, and beach towels on store shelves. Our beloved summer is drawing to a close. Our bookshelves have been purged of last year’s materials, making way for supplies prepared […]

"Peace-full" Homeschool Planning

Summer, oh how I love you! From swimming pools to barbeques, vacation time to ice cream cones, summer is overflowing with many of my favorite things. Though many of us homeschooling moms might like to bury our heads in the sand and not think about school for the entire three months, the part of us […]

7 Ways to Help Kids Encounter God

Yesterday I considered the amazing reality that God wants to encounter your children and mine. Today I’d like to offer seven suggestions for how we can encourage our kids to encounter Him. Read God’s Word to them. “The Word of God is living and powerful…” (Hebrews 4:12). I’ve certainly experienced the power of God’s Word in my own […]

Divine Encounters…For Kids!

Here’s a jaw-droppingly beautiful truth: Jesus’ first priority for you is just to be with Him. Mark 3:14 tells us that “He appointed twelve that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach.” Do you see how being with Him came first? Before the preaching, before the healing, before the […]

Why You Should Bring Your Kids to Church ANYWAY!

  Little kids. Two year olds, five year olds, seven year olds. Little kids that walk on the kneeler, crawl under the pews and talk all throughout the Mass. Little kids that take the hat off of the person sitting in front of you. Little kids that you LOVE. Yes, when they hear your last […]

5 Fun and Easy Kids Valentine Crafts

    My kiddos love being creative and with Valentine’s Day around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some kids valentine crafts with y’all! Above each collage you’ll find a supply list, and below it will be the directions for each craft. I hope you have fun with your kiddos getting […]

FREE eBook: The Talk- 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality {TODAY ONLY!}

Head over to Intoxicated on Life to get your FREE copy of The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality by Luke Gilkerson. But hurry, this FREE offer ends tonight at 11:59pm EST.   Heather Bowen Heather Bowen is the founder and owner of She and her husband live in North […]

Valentine’s Share the Love Week: Teaching Kids to Show Love Through Kindness

Valentine’s Day is approaching and love is in the air. It seems like our society has transformed the message of love from the Biblical view of Agape- that deep unconditional love that breaks boundaries and moves mountains, to a material-based view that says “I love you because you buy me nice things.” Love is truly […]

10 Ways Homeschooling Has Changed Me

1. My house entire house is a classroom, and the dining room isn’t just used for eating anymore. Since we don’t have a homeschool room, our dining room is also our main classroom. 2. I enjoy buying new curriculum more than buying the latest fashions or even purses. Anyone who knows me and my purse […]